Your Turn: Your Feedback On Ambulance Squad, 55/25 Lawsuit & Purple Heart


The towns of Philadelphia, Theresa and Antwerp, which each have their own volunteer ambulance squads, have a plan to consolidate and pay a paramedic:


Consolidation of these three ambulance services will be a wonderful asset to the region.

Kimberly Crowner

I wonder if anyone has explored the cost for such an endeavor? While it's a good idea, what happens if there is a paid person on duty when nothing happens?

Howard Schnettler Jr.

If this increased service saves even just one person's life, then it is well worth the effort.

Phil Harris

Teachers can retire early, at age 55, and still collect full retirement benefits if they have at least 25 years of service.  The union representing school principals and other supervisors is suing the state over the 55/25 plan:


By holding up this incentive with a lawsuit, they are going to end up costing local school districts money.

Beth Patterson

No one whether they be a teacher, principal or government worker should have this kind of deal. Retirement is something you should have to work for and earn, not skate by for 25 years and expect full benefits.

Mike Lawrence

Retired Marine Richard Goolden of Massena survived a vicious tiger attack during the Vietnam War. He has been seeking a Purple Heart medal ever since:


Wounds MUST be received as result of enemy action.  I don't mean to be disrespectful, but unless it can be proved that the tiger was working for the enemy, he does not qualify for this medal.

Richard Hess

It is time to right a wrong and make sure Richard gets the medal he is long overdue.

S.F.C. Francis B. Bond Jr.
U.S. Army Retired

Sunday, December 4, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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